Requests for new languages/Wikinews Lithuanian

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Lithuanian
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg This language has been verified as eligible.
The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval and notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.

  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
  • The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
  • The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
What Value Example / Explanation
Proposal
Language code lt (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Lithuanian Language name in English
Language name lietuvių Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q9083 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Lithuanian
  • native label (P1705) = Lietuvių kalba, Lietuviškai
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / East Baltic languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = lt
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 4,000,000


Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Community Matasg (NP), M322115 (N)
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name Wikinews "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikinews talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

  • Number of speakers:4-5 million (WorldWide)
  • Location speaked:Lithuania (offical), Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland, Uruguay, USA, Spain and France.

Arguments in Favour[edit]

  • Support Support: Matasg 14:29, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
    Votes will be ignored according to the policy, please provide arguments. --OosWesThoesBes 16:49, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Total Support. It's good to created news portal in Lithuanian language, where you can write a news :) --Pdxx aptarimas 18:53, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support 'OK --Vpovilaitis apt. 06:57, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
    Votes will be ignored according to the policy, please provide arguments. --OosWesThoesBes 16:49, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Weak Support You will have to make sure there are enough people to keep it running (Red4tribe 16:03, 23 April 2008 (UTC))
  • Support Absolutely Support! --ArttuS 12:50, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
    Votes will be ignored according to the policy, please provide arguments. --OosWesThoesBes 16:49, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Strong supportluontopoika 13:07, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
    Votes will be ignored according to the policy, please provide arguments. --OosWesThoesBes 16:49, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Total Support!--Pickles9375 15:47, 3 October 2008 (UTC)pickles9375
    Votes will be ignored according to the policy, please provide arguments. --OosWesThoesBes 16:49, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 04:18, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Support--Reality006 23:11, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

General discussion[edit]

  • Guys, you have conditional approval. So get to work on Incubator and show that you are worth it. GerardM 07:34, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Localisation update[edit]

  • Currently 45.49% of the MediaWiki messages and 2.92% of the messages used by the extensions used by the WMF have been localised. Both need to be 100% before final approval can be given. Thanks, GerardM 20:32, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 96.38% of the MediaWiki messages and 42.12% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 07:04, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 95.94% of the MediaWiki messages and 42.49% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 10:34, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 91.19% of the MediaWiki messages and 25.97% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11:12, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 98.70% of the MediaWiki messages and 23.26% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 22:16, 17 February 2009 (UTC)